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Children's Books

  1. Before You Were Born. Our Wish for a Baby. by J. Grimes, 2003

  2. Birds of a Different Feather by Kelley Wendell, 2011. 

  3. Building a Family by Ken Daniels, 2004.  

  4. “Confessions of the Other Mother:  Nonbiological Lesbian Moms”  Harlan Aizeley, Editor, Beacon Press, 2006

  5. Conquering Infertility:  Dr. Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility, by Alice D. Domar, 2004

  6. Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation by Glazer, E., and Sterling, E., 2005

  7. Hope & Will Have a Baby:  The Gift of Sperm Donation.  by Irene Celcer, 2007

  8. Hugs of Three, My Daddies & Me and Hugs of Three, My Mommies & Me. Published by Footsteps Forward.

  9. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro, Random House, 2019

  10. The Kangaroo Pouch, A Story About Gestational Surrogacy for Young Children by Sarah Phillips Pellet, 2001

  11. Mommy, Did I Grow in Your Tummy?  Where Babies Come From.”  by Elaine Gordon, 1992

  12. A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy, by Gail Dutton, 1997

  13. Our Story: For Children Conceived Through Double or Embryo Donation, Alison McKee. Donor Conception Network 2002.  Order from

  14. Random Families:  Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings and the Creation of New Kin by Rosanna Hertz & Margaret Nelson, 2018

  15. Resolving Infertility, by Diane Aronson and the staff of RESOLVE, 2001

  16. Surrogacy Helps Make a Family Grow by Sharon La Mothe & Tina Rella, 2010

  17. A Time to Decide, A Time To Heal: For Parents Making Difficult Decisions about Babies They Love, Minnick, M., Delp, K., and Ciotti, M. 2004

  18. The Ultimate Insiders Guide to Adoption: Everything You Need to Know About Domestic and International Adoption, by Falker, E. 2006

  19. What Makes a Baby, a book for every kind of family by Cory Silverberg. 2013.   adoption, also appropriate with transgender persons (even teens ) as they are deciding about preserving their family building options before medical transition because none of the photos are gender specific.



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